John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

Ten random things: November 9

Ten films that both won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and were nominated for a Best Picture Oscar:

  1. Apocalypse Now
  2. The Pianist
  3. Pulp Fiction
  4. Marty
  5. All That Jazz
  6. M*A*S*H
  7. Missing
  8. The Piano
  9. The Mission
  10. Taxi Driver

I remember years ago seeing Siskel and Ebert's annual Academy Awards special, and when they got around to discussing the Best Picture nominees, one of them -- Siskel, I think, but I can imagine Ebert saying it just as easily -- described that year's nominees as "four excellent films, and The Mission." That's the mark of a good one-liner, that you can still remember when and where you heard it twenty years after the fact.

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